LibriVox recording of The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting. Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, children, animals, adventure, lofting, dolittle Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Taken form IMDB: Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold coins of Confucius, with which he will be able to acquire the power to become ruler of a large province in China. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Horror
Another fun 1954 episode of the TV series "The Pinky Lee Show", a fast-paced kids show. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kinescope, Rare, 16mm Film, Kids TV, Live TV, Retro TV, Rare TV, Vintage...
Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Buddy Ebsen, Chet Atkins, Collins Kids, The Jordanaires, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs, Minnie Pearl, etc. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
The four-minute compilation from 1938 exists only because of a technological fluke and the enthusiasm of two television buffs, one in Britain and the other in America where, thanks to freak atmospheric conditions, it was picked up and recorded on a cine camera placed in front of a television screen as the images came in. Andrew Emmerson, the British enthusiast, spent five years tracking down the recording and believes it is the only surviving example of pre-war live high-definition British... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: apts, simon, vaughan, new, york, telerecording, alexandra, palace, jasmine, bligh, elizabeth,...
When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law? Stars Farley Granger and Shelley Winters. ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Romance
After being jilted by his fiancee, Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) wants a job where he will encounter no women. He is sent to a lighthouse on a remote Scottish island which is being run as a meteoroligical station where he is supposed to be the only inhabitant. However, Jane (Vera Frances), a young girl, has stowed-away on his boat. She is looking for her uncle on the neighbouring island. Then model Bobbie turns up - her boat has been torpedoed. With the arrival of another boatload of survivors,... ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Arthur Askey
Complete Broadcast Day - WJSV 9/21/39-MP3 format WJSV Complete Broadcast Day On September 21, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. transcribed an entire day of broadcasting. If you are curious as to what radio was actually like in those days, there is no better way than by listening to these MP3 files. ) ( 22 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Complete Broadcast Day, WJSV
Ditzy socialite with a heart of gold, Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds "forgotten man" Godfrey Smith (William Powell) in a scavenger hunt. Eventually Godfrey is taken in as the family butler for the Bullocks and screwball antics and romance ensue. ( 40 reviews ) Topics: screwball, comedy, romance
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told." ( 55 reviews )
D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police... ( 52 reviews ) Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies